Annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying – Saturday 08 July 2016

The Royal British Legion, Republic of Ireland District, hosted its Annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Wreath Laying at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin, on Saturday 08 July 2016. The event commemorates all those who lost their lives in the World Wars, in particular the estimated 60,000 Irish …

Blue Plaque Unveiling Ceremony – Private Thomas Hughes VC – Castleblayney

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys T.D. unveiled a Blue Plaque in honour of Private Thomas Hughes VC, at Hope Castle Gate Lodge, Castleblayney, County Monaghan, on Monday, 17 February, 2017. Thomas Hughes was born on 10 November 1885, in Corravoo, Donaghmoyne, County Monaghan, …

50th Anniversary – Commandant Thomas P. Wickham RIP – Golan Heights 1919 – 1967

On 07 June 2017, a Commemoration Ceremony, marking the 50th Anniversary of the death of Commandant Thomas (Tommy) P. Wickham, who was killed on duty with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO), took place in Camp Ziouani on the Alpha side of the 1974 Cease Fire Line. The ceremony …

Unveiling of Victoria Cross Commemorative Stones – Glasnevin – 10 May 2017

Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall unveiled four Commemorative Stones to Irish born recipients of the Victoria Cross, and later laid wreaths in honour of the Irish and British people who died in the First and Second World Wars, and in the 1916 Easter Rising, at Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin, on …

Armagh’s Commemoration Service Battle of Messines – Wytschaete 11 June 2017

Dignitaries from across Ireland attended a ceremony in Armagh on 11 June, marking the centenary of the Battle of Messines – Wytschaete. The Lord Lieutenant of County Armagh the Earl of Caledon, the DUP leader Arlene Foster MLA, the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys …

Message from Chairman – 2017

Introduction Acknowledging that military heritage is common to the different political and religious traditions on the island, the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (CLG), as a voluntary and non-profit organisation, advances an all-Ireland, cross border, non-denominational and non-political approach to military heritage and the story of the Irish Soldier. Since …

Corporal Patrick Gallagher USMC – Memorial Day – Ballyhaunis – 30 March 2017

Corporal Patrick (Bob) Gallagher, H Company, 2/4 Marines, 3 Marine Division, United States Marine Corps, was Killed in Action on 30 March 1967, in Da Nang, Vietnam. He was a recipient of the Navy Cross and Purple Heart. Corporal Gallagher’s name is inscribed on Panel 17-e/Line: 71 on the Vietnam …

Directors Announce 2016 Winner – The Military Heritage Annual Award

The Military Heritage of Ireland Trust (Ltd) promotes activities that facilitate an enhanced awareness and appreciation of Ireland’s military heritage.  This unique heritage is common to the different political and religious traditions of Ireland.  In advancing military heritage, the Trust promotes the study of Irish military history and, in particular, the …